‘Still Working 9 to 5’ debut’s at SXSW Festival to rave reviews, meanwhile Dolly rejects Hall of Fame nomination
The documentary about the making of classic 80s movie 9 to 5 has shown at the South by Southwest Festival are garnered some rave reviews.
Featuring all the main cast, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as well as some other famous faces, the doc looks at the impact of the movie on women’s rights and where they are today.
It’s impossible to mention women’s rights without how SOME people (JK Rowling for example) think that trans rights are in conflict with women’s rights so she’d do well to check out the film herself as it is an incredible snapshot into the battle women had at the time that directly corresponds to what trans and non-binary are going through now.
Also in Dolly news, the music star and queer icon was trending on Twitter yesterday (14 March) for rejecting her Hall of Fame nomination, removing herself from the ballot and saying that she doesn’t feel ‘worthy’.
Dolly had been announced as one of this year’s nominees in back in February, along with other 16 others, including Eminem, Carly Simon, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, and Beck.
The legendary singer, 76, took to Twitter and wrote: “I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out.”
She went on to say that if she ever does become “worthy,” she hopes she’ll be reconsidered for nomination.
‘I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again — if I’m ever worthy,’ she wrote. ‘This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do!
‘My husband [Carl Dean] is a total rock ‘n’ roll freak, and has always encouraged me to do one,’ she added. ‘I wish all the nominees good luck and thank you again for the compliment. Rock on!’
Parton’s announcement comes shortly after the release of her first novel, ‘Run, Rose, Run,’ along with its companion album. She co-wrote the thriller about a singer-songwriter on the run with bestselling author James Patterson.
Dolly, it is US who are not worthy. Twitter statement in full below.